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Jerzy B. Glowacki

September 15, 1947 - July 15, 2020

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Words fail to describe the hole left in my heart, and in many a heart, by Jurek's death. RIP.
-Halina Glowacki

A refugee from Poland, George epitomized the American Dream, rising to Chief Engineer in the US Merchant Marine. He was a man among men. He could always be counted on by every person, in every situation.

George has helped train and mold countless cadets and ship officers to be the best engineers possible. He will be missed by all in more ways than anyone can possibly detail.

George is survived by his wife and sister, extended family and legions of friends.



To honor The Chief's memory donations may be sent to the the Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association http://www.fsmaa.org/
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NY Maritme: Two Love Birds
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July 23, 2020
NY Maritme: Jerzy '70
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July 23, 2020
Memories Album: Jerzy "70
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NY Maritme: Two Love Birds
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NY Maritme: Jerzy '70
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Memories Album: Jerzy "70
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Lizi Singer
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July 31, 2020
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Lori Seamen
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July 30, 2020
As neighbors and friends we are grateful our paths crossed with George Glowacki. He was a quality human being, generous,
gracious, kind and extremely intelligent. We loved hearing about his experiences throughout his life.
He had a smile that warmed your heart. Our love and sympathy goes out to Halina. May George Rest In Peace!
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July 29, 2020
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Ray Fredette
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July 28, 2020
Jerzy Glowacki left a legacy behind at SUNY Maritime and in his career in the US Merchant Marine. His name became synonymous with high Marine Engineering standards.

So sorry for the loss to family and friends.

May you Rest In Peace,

Sincerely, Ray Fredette
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Michal Scholze
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July 28, 2020
Jeste?my wdzi?czni, ?e mogli?my prze?y? tak wspania?e chwile z Jurkiem. Lubimy o tym pami?ta? i b?dziemy pami?tali do ko?ca. Mamy nadziej?, ?e si? potem zobaczymy znów. Halina, my?limy o tobie. Anna i Micha?
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Jim Tornincaso
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July 28, 2020
George was a terrific friend and classmate. I had the opportunity to be in his company several times after graduation. He was always the same great guy. We all will miss him. Our thought and prayers go out to Halina.
Jim Tornincaso
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Joseph Dengel
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July 27, 2020
Farwell to a good engineer and goodbye to a great friend.
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John Krousouloudis
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July 26, 2020
I sailed with Jerzy a number of times when I went to sea as an engineer. He was a great person and exceptional engineer that taught me a lot ! A great professional that I will always remember.

John Krousouloudis
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Richard Singer
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July 26, 2020
Sailed with Jerzy several times over the years. He was a great shipmate and will be missed by us all.
Richard Singer REO
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Charles K Schoeneman
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July 26, 2020
George was the older brother I never had. Close since our days at Maritime we always stayed in touch and got together when ever our circumstances allowed. Memories include studying for license exam at our local library, Sabastian’s on Tremont Ave. Trips to Van Courtland Park with the cross-country team as a driver, with John, George, Crafty and Matt Toomey who always had words of wisdom for Us. Having the U.S. Navy deliver a telex to my apartment in Sasebo, Japan giving me your ships arrival time so that we could meet up. Trips to Raleigh, NC for marathon sea story sessions and good food, and long phone calls with more stories of the sea and ships and family. George could accomplish anything he put his mind to and his career was an inspiration to me in those times I doubted my career choices. You will be forever missed. Rest in Peace my Friend.

Charlie Schoeneman
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Joe Hazelwood
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July 26, 2020
What a loss, George was such a talented and skilled Engineer but more importantly a treasured shipmate and friend. The two of which have seemingly been lost in today's
seafaring and shore side community.
Vale ! George
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Graeme Oldham
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July 26, 2020
Jerzy ran me ragged on my first tour, thought he had it in for me. I was truly honored when he asked to rejoin for the next tour, and the next and the next. Learned, grew, and enjoyed those days. Building the swimming pool, shipyards in Portland, the voyage with Halina complete with tyvex tuxedos and formal dinner. My mentor, my friend. Rest easy.
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BRIAN DENGEL
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July 25, 2020
I met Jurek in June, 1978, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic. He was a Watch Officer and I was a first-class cadet on the TSES V. Somehow I impressed him during that watch, enough so that he invited me to have a beer with him at 0400. Truly, it was the best beer I ever had....even to this day !!
Somehow, we connected and always kept in touch, through good times and bad, and believe me..... there were plenty of each in the 42 years that I called him my friend.
I was his 3rd, 2nd and 1st A/E on various ships and he never ceased to amaze me, as well as everyone else, with his knowledge and composure in any situation.
Jurek's professional calling was definitely that of a Chief Engineer but his personal calling was that of a sage, mentor and, in my case, confidant.
My world is definitely a sadder place but he will never be forgotten.
My condolences to Halina and Jurek's extended family.
Brian, Chelsea, and Samuel
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ellen ornaf
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July 24, 2020
My fondest memories were our family visits to Raleigh. Jurek was always looking out for the kids making sure they were having lots of fun in the pool. He carved out quality time for them with stimulating conversation and activities. I will surely miss him putting around the kitchen and preparing memorable for us lunches. He will always be in our heart. The ORNAF’s of Connecticut
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Jack Craft
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July 23, 2020
Halina, please accept my condolences for your loss, words cannot express the sorrow of Jerzy's death.
I first met George in 1966 at NY Maritime, spending 4 formative years. Afterwards we sailed together briefly as Watch Officers on the summer training cruise. George put together the 25th anniversary reunion of the class of '70 and his records help the efforts for the 50th anniversary.
God Bless you George, Rest in Peace
Halina Stay strong.
Jack Craft
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John Botte
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July 23, 2020
Jerzy was one of my closest friends in and since college. We both got to work for the same shipping company after college and he became a well respected Marine Engineer.
We did get to sail together on one ship as Chief and Fist Engineers. It was the first
time the company put to young college grads together as the upper engineering officers.
We shared many adventures in our younger years and fondly recall the road rallies we enterred in using Jerzy's high priced Porsche. We never won but always has a fun and
memorable experience. I will surely miss our monthly phone calls as we discussed old times and was always impressed with his memory of all details involved. He will be
missed as a brother is missed.
RIP G,
John J Botte
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